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Posted 21 October 2017 - 11:21 AM
Posted 21 October 2017 - 02:39 PM
I also like Camos idea, if we did it that way I would be in for sure.
Posted 18 November 2017 - 06:37 PM
Sadly it is difficult to trust people these days and there is always that one person who ruins it for the rest.
Maybe we could have one person/swap meister who we each would send say a selection of minimum $20 worth of extra materials plus return postage costs. And then that person takes everything and makes an assorted "grab bag" for each swapper.
I do understand that one person may end up with a pack of hooks, some beads, 2 spools of thread and some mallard flank where another may get say an Indian cock neck and a couple spools of tinsel. However for me it would not only be a surprise but a chance to possibly add something I don't have to my sadly small collection of materials..
I would offer to be swap meister but I'm pretty sure I don't qualify yet.. but maybe someone here has the time for such an undertaking?
Just a thought..
Posted 25 November 2017 - 09:11 AM
Yes, the last one got hijacked by a couple of guys, one went to prison, the other never responded to the certified letter that I sent him asking about the box, and the third got confiscated at the US/Canada border for many items that weren't supposed to be sent without proper paperwork. I didn't know it had to have paperwork:) I tried to keep the boxes moving when I could, but it cost a bit to ship then, and it's more now, and one of the boxes was a bunch of crap that wasn't worth much when it got to me.
I do like the idea of sending it to a SM, and I'd be up for it, I have materials that I've purchased and then realized that I had no use for them and they are collecting dust in my tying area, but they are new and still in the package. I like many others went out an bought too much stuff when I started, and will never use all of it, or even some of it, and I have way too much of for me to use up in a lifetime.